Mini-update, including video on why camp/darcs are unique

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Wed Dec 3 19:08:37 EST 2008

Hi Thorkil,

On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 09:15:58PM +0100, Thorkil Naur wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 December 2008 16:18, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> > 
> > I think that this is something that people who don't give darcs a proper
> > try don't realise, so hopefully it comes across in the video.
> Having watched the video a couple of times (on my Windows machine, shame on 
> me), the message comes across clearly that the darcs/camp idea seems 
> sensible. However, the argument  that git doesn't provide anything similar is 
> not clear, it could even be missing. I know that this sort of thing isn't 
> easy (showing that something desirable isn't available), but without it, the 
> argument becomes vulnerable to easy attacks.

Thanks for the feedback!

It's not actually that black and white; you can do something similar
with git etc, with rebase/transplant. The advantage of camp/darcs is
that it's more first class, both in the implementation and in the UI,
and you don't get things like the "merge commits" that you get with git.

Anyway, I think that's the best I can do in a 5 minute video!


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